Unifying Situational Awareness and Response through Actionable Intelligence
Location: 146 C, 1:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Today our world is facing a myriad of challenges across cultural and government disciplines including mass migration, public safety, and national security. Esri is transforming how organizations manage this information and make difficult decisions.
Join industry experts and Esri staff to discuss using GIS, cloud technologies, big data, and integrated apps to help organizations manage, analyze, and share vast amounts of information, using desktop, server, web, and mobile technologies. See how the ArcGIS platform enables Shared Situational Awareness (SSA) so organizations can track assets, monitor indicators and warnings of threats, and assess damages within an operational picture that users define to fit their missions. Users can see a near real-time, synchronized view to help make faster, smarter decisions.
At this Immersion Summit you'll learn about:
- Impacts of World-Wide Threats Towards our Nation’s Safety and Security—Highlights of the threats we face as a nation and their potential impact to our safety and security, and how DHS S&T is addressing those threats head on. In close partnership with the nation’s first responder community and in collaboration with first responder working groups across the globe, S&T FRG pursues to better understand the response needs and requirements while they work to develop innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges faced during day-to-day and large-scale emergencies.
- Special Event Security—The ArcGIS platform can be used to fuse location data, suspicious activity data, and other information to better anticipate, detect, respond to, and secure large scale planned special events.
- Multi-Intelligence Analysis and Fusion—The ArcGIS platform is interoperable with multiple information and intelligence sources. ArcGIS for Intelligence templates can be used within the Intelligence Cycle and workflows.
- GEOINT at the FBI—The FBI’s GEOINT Program is charged with enterprise-wide deployment of geospatial capabilities to support the Bureau’s operations and investigations worldwide. This discussion will focus on how the agency has institutionalized GIS, established policy to ensure adoption, and develop their GEOINT Analysts’ capabilities all with the goal of enabling GIS to respond to the threats our Nation faces, both domestically and abroad.
- Designing National Security Exercises—Can geospatial data and improve how national emergency management exercises are designed, planned, and conducted? And enhance local, state, and federal preparedness nationwide? FEMA's National Exercise Division and the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation will discuss how GIS is being used to ground truth scenarios and apply the situational awareness data and tools that are used in real-world events. FEMA has integrated GIS in over more than 12 exercises that are part of the National Exercise Program.
- 1:30 p.m.-1:35 p.m.Welcome and Introductions—Russ Johnson and Brian Lantz, Esri
- 1:35 p.m.-2:00 p.m.Impacts of World-wide Threats Toward our Nation's Safety and Security—Dan Cotter, Director, First Responders Group, DHS Science & Technology
- 2:00 p.m.-2:25 p.m.GIS Deployment for Emergency Management and Special Events—Dr. Jeff Stern, Director, Virginia Department of Emergency Management and Mike Cox, Assistant Fire Chief, Division of Fire, County of Henrico, Virginia
- 2:25 p.m.-2:50 p.m.Intelligence and Social Media Analysis—G. Daniel Doney, Former Chief Innovation Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
- 2:50 p.m.-3:10 p.m.The FBI’s GEOINT Program—Nakia Ellis, Acting Mission Manager, Federal Bureau of Investigation—GEOINT Program
- 3:10 p.m.-3:25 p.m.Geospatial Support for National Level Exercises—Hampton Hart, Deputy Director, National Exercise Division, FEMA, Ryan Lanclos and Rebecca Harned, National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation
- 3:25 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Closing Remarks—Russ Johnson and Brian Lantz, Esri